News from on and off island.
Last Thursday saw the Microgaming Cavaliers crowned as Isle of Man Basketball champions in a low scoring, but tense final. This marked the end of a four year odyssey to climb back to the top of the mountain for the first time since 2017 for the Cavs.
Back in August 2019, when Nathan Harrison completed his Manx Grand Prix double, none of us could have thought that it would be over two years before we would see racing on the world’s most famous road circuit. Now, with the countdown to TT22 well underway, Gef sat down with […]
Elite sport can be incredibly demanding, and research suggests certain factors such as injury or deselection can increase the risk of athletes developing depression and anxiety.
Disabled Sports Boost A project that enables children with disabilities to try new sports at the NSC has been given £3,000 to buy new equipment. Currently around 80 children from 13 schools take part in Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Disability School Sports Programme that started in 2017. It is run by […]
In a slightly delayed release, Sam Turton chats to Paul Jones about the European Super League, FC Isle of Man and its role in the community and the dreaming of the FA Cup
Business Support Applications for the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme (CBSS) – Circuit Break (March 2021) and the Business Premises Support Scheme (BPSS), which were introduced to support businesses during the Circuit Break Lockdown, have been extended until Friday May 14. The CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021) was introduced on […]
Manx football is currently suspended as a result of the latest lockdown, with the FA stating its intention to complete the season, which can be extended to the end of June if required.
A quite remarkable woman is tackling a solo triathlon later this year and raising funds for a charity that has supported her. Anna-Lucia Parker, who lives with the auto-immune disease lupus, is racing in the Solo Sprint Triathlon, which is due to be held in Ramsey on May 8th. She […]
The school holidays are traditionally when Manx Sport & Recreation runs a variety of sports schools all across the island, but obviously this Easter it won’t be able to do that. Instead, it has decided it will run free Zoom classes for children and their families covering everything from dance […]
Fifty one athletes will receive Isle of Man Sport Aid (IoMSA) scholarships this year through a programme that will see them act as sporting ambassadors for the island. Recipients will receive financial support to help with travel and equipment and access to facilities at the Isle of Man Sport Institute […]
The Isle of Man Sports Awards have been postponed until the summer due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. The celebration of sport was to be staged at the Villa Marina in Douglas this month but has been rescheduled to Wednesday 2 June The annual event sees the achievements of the Island’s […]
Mike Hayler Mike Hayler just loves to run and he’s never put off by a hill. The Isle of Man provides plenty of scenic routes to challenge him and the Millennium Way, approximately 28 miles in length, is a particular favourite. He was recently inspired to run the Retro Running […]
The Gov has confirmed that this year’s Classic TT and MGP races have been cancelled. The races were due to run from Sunday August 22 to Friday September 3. Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly said: ‘Despite the undoubted progress that the Isle of Man and the UK are making in rolling […]
Following the announcement that the Southern 100 has been cancelled, the Steam Packet has confirmed that affected passengers will be offered the opportunity to transfer their booking or receive a full refund. From Wednesday 10th March, customers affected by the cancellation of the road race event will be able to transfer […]
Not a major surprise, but still a major disappointment as the organisers of the Southern 100 have confirmed the races have had to be cancelled again this year. This decision means only the Manx GP and Classic TT have not yet been formally cancelled, but it is widely expected this […]
While this year is another write off, the proposed schedule for TT 2022 has been published. The world’s greatest road races will return next year, with the festival scheduled to run from Sunday May 29 to Friday June 10 2022. https://gef.im/gef/tt2022 Race Schedule Saturday June 4 – Superbike TT Race […]
Sport on the island has been suspended with the announcement of our third lockdown, but is ready to go again once it ends. A number of governing bodies have issued statements regarding the situation and their plans for when sport is allowed to resume. The Isle of Man FA has […]
Cameron Pringle, Heather Christian and Dani Christian. Dani Christian and Cameron Pringle are giving a unique Mother’s Day gift to their mum and godmother respectively – by signing up for the Parish Walk 2021 in aid of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM. The two local fundraisers have started training […]
A survey, aimed at gathering data on ethnicity and discrimination in Manx football has been launched by Isle of Man FA. The move follows an approach to the IOMFA by local player Furo Davies, along with the People of Colour Isle of Man group, who brought their thoughts and experiences […]
The nominees for the 2020 Isle of Man Sports Awards have been revealed with names from on and off island making up the shortlists. The annual celebration will see the island’s top athletes, teams and coaches recognised in front of sports fans at the Villa Marina in Douglas on March […]
The Manx National Rally, planned for May 14 and 15, has been cancelled because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Organiser and promoter Manx Auto Sport had been in the advanced stages of planning for the two-day rally which would see a host of competitors from across the UK and beyond […]
Sean Doyle, image credit: Vannin Photos/ Gary Weightman A lockdown movement is taking shape as this week a new, but familiar, challenge has taken to social media when Sean Doyle announced on facebook the return of the “5-5-5” challenge. Now cast your mind back to the first lockdown and everybody […]
Manxman Andrew Baker has set off on a journey of a lifetime: to row solo from Portugal to Barbados to raise money and awareness for mental health. His girlfriend Lucy Partington spoke to Gef to tell us more about Andrew’s mammoth effort. What is he doing? Andrew set off from […]
“The Isle of Man Government has taken the decision, as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, to cancel the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races, which were due to take place from Saturday 29th May to Saturday 12th June next year. Minister for Enterprise, Laurence Skelly MHK said: […]
Photo credit: Pete Simm On 27th November, gym owner Sam Murphy will be attempting to break the 24 hour deadlift record by attempting to lift 10 reps of 60kg every minute over 24 hours, to make the new record of 600,000kg. We spoke to Sam to find out how to […]
Cold showers. Two words that are enough to send shivers down your spine without having to experience it. It’s rare that you’d find someone who actually favours an icy cold shower in the morning (freaks), let alone someone who gets up early for a wintery sea dip. And yet, we […]
A summer’s day, 2019. I am sitting in the then Gef HQ on Douglas Quay, watching the sparkle on the still water. It is early afternoon and the day-drinkers are making their way to The Bridge, ready for beers, wines, ciders and laughter in the sun. I remember this day […]
The ‘Senior Race Day’ ritual seems like a distant memory as we approach the end of – what would have been – TT week 2020. Grabbing the tinnies and pre-made sarnies, pitching up for the day in a random field at 6am, getting those pre-race butterflies as Manx Radio TT […]
Here we have it, the Not the TT 2020 teams! Made up of pairs of local riders and local cyclists raising money for the Manx Solidarity Fund, helping those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Remember, it’s not a race! The winner won’t be the fastest lap, it’s the team who […]
Not the TT 2020 will see local riders pairing up with local cyclists to complete a lap of the legendary TT course – still on 2 wheels, but this time they’ll be powering themselves around. The challenge will raise much needed funds for the Manx Solidarity Fund, helping those impacted by […]
Isle of Man Sportsman of the year, Joe Reid, shares his thoughts on how the initiative could benefit the Island’s sporting and wider community in years to come.
Being part of the global sport that is cycling, and with friends based in all corners of the world, I’ve heard so much about how different countries are handling this pandemic and the restrictions they have in place. I feel so lucky that our lockdown has allowed us to still […]
This year, instead of counting down to TT we’re all eagerly tuning in to the Government’s daily coronavirus briefings. While we are becoming somewhat familiar with the various MHKs and their defining characteristics, there’s one voice in the room that just hits differently. One voice that immediately transports me to […]
Every August since 2010 there has been a little event held at Laxey football club.This event sees teams of old, young, fit, sometimes slow and often drunk humans gather to play out a fun 5-aside tournament in memory of a fun-loving, popular Manx teenager who tragically lost his life in […]
10,000 miles through 21 countries over 75 days, in a twenty year old hatchback, with no support, guidance or set route. Sounds like a geffing buzz, right? Well that is exactly what is in store for Team Mad Manx.A group of self-proclaimed naive and totally unprepared friends will take on […]
While the Island gears up for the busiest fortnight of the year, where sitting on a hedge, being sunburnt to a crisp and drinking from plastic glasses is the norm. Can we just pause for a moment and spare a thought to the forgotten folk of the famous TT races… […]
TT IS SO CLOSE, WE CAN SMELL IT. We’ve listed the practice and full race schedule below, which is of course, subject to change due to Manannan, Mother Nature and well, every other weather God around!Pass us a beer…our bodies are READY! QUALIFYING PROGRAMME 2019 SATURDAY 25TH MAY 18:20 – […]